Why we look for the good in ADHD coaching

As part of Springboard Clinic's coaching model, we always start sessions by asking "what went well" in the last week. Even if you had what feels like the worst week ever, we won't let you get away with jumping into the negatives. We always start with the good.

So why do we do that? Why is it so important to focus on the good in coaching?

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When ADHD coaching doesn't work

ADHD coaching can be a worthwhile and valuable investment. It gives support, structure, and accountability to help you define goals and move forward. It helps you step back, reflect on progress, and re-calibrate your focus. All from the perspective of understanding ADHD and what that means for you.

In our blog 'ADHD Coaching: How to get the most out of treatment', we talked about when ADHD coaching works. But what about when ADHD coaching doesn't work? Why is it not effective for some people?

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Is ADHD Medication Effective on its own?

We often get asked at the clinic about the "right" way to approach treatment for ADHD. ADHD medication is a treatment option that can be helpful in managing symptoms of ADHD. But is it effective on its own?

The answer to this is complex. Yes, medication can be effective. But, ADHD medication alone won't create sustainable change. To get that long-lasting change, what's more important is to add in new tools and strategies. It's important to combine medication with behavioural changes and lifestyle changes.

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Starting ADHD medication: The emotional reactions they don't tell you about

Starting ADHD medicationIf you're thinking about starting ADHD medication, take note. You may already be aware of the potential side effects and what to expect in general. What we're about to describe is somewhat different. What doesn't often get talked about are the potential emotional reactions to medication.

Working with ADHD children and adults, we've heard about many personal reactions to medication. These are reactions that are not a direct result of the medication in your body. These are secondary reactions that could pop up, such as...

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Lumosity under fire over 'Brain Training' Ads

In an article posted on NBC News online, we learned that company Lumosity will have to pay out $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges against them.

Apparently, they were charged for deceiving customers with false claims that their brain training games could somehow "reduce or delay 'cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.'"

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October is Occupational Therapy Month!

Awhile back, Springboard posted an article called What is an Occupational Therapist? These and more OT Questions Answered for you. This year, in honour of Occupational Therapy Month, our resident Occupational Therapist (OT), Sandy Spence, thought it would be important to remind you of this article so you can get a better idea of what it means to work with an OT, particularly in the context of ADHD coaching. Check out the link for more information!